Cam followers can be attached to associated components (fig. 1) using the hexagonal nut (table 1) supplied with the cam follower. Spring washers, which are not supplied by SKF, serve to secure the nuts.
  • To exploit the full load carrying capacity of cam followers, the nuts should be tightened to the recommended torque values (table 1).
  • Where heavy vibrations occur, cam followers can be located using:
    • self-locking nuts in accordance with ISO 10511
    • special lock washers
    For self-locking nuts, a higher tightening torque must be applied. Follow the recommendations of the nut manufacturer.
  • Cam followers, sizes ≥ 22, have a hexagonal recess in the stud head and can be held in place by a hexagonal key (Allen wrench) while the nut is being tightened.
  • Some small cam follower designs (sizes 16 and 19) have a slot in the stud head instead and can be held in place by a screwdriver. For additional information, refer to the illustrations in the product table
  • Depending on the mounting conditions, cam followers with an eccentric collar can be adjusted to the required eccentricity via the slot or the hexagonal recess. 
  • Do not hit the head of the stud as damage to the cam follower may result.
  • SKF recommends positioning the lubrication hole in the stud head in the unloaded zone of the cam follower. The position of this hole corresponds to the SKF trademark on the head end of the stud.
  • The lubrication hole in position 3 that is parallel and in line with the lubrication hole in the stud head (fig. 2) may be used to incorporate a locking device to prevent the stud from turning.
  • When inserting a plug, it should be pressed into place using a mandrel (fig. 3).
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